Unit Three: Implications of maximizing use of the Target Language in the language classroom for students and teachers

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Learning Objectives

After completing Unit 3, you will:

  1. Define Teacher Talk
  2. Explain the role teacher talk plays in maximizing use of the TL in language classrooms
  3. Understand the implications of maximizing use of the TL in language classrooms for students and teachers


Starter

The starter is meant to be reflective but you may want to start off with paper and pen or pencil for note taking purposes.

  • Reflect on the roles of the teacher and students in maximizing use of the TL in classrooms.
  • What are the responsibilities of the teacher in maximzing use of the TL?
  • What are the responsibilities of the students in maximizing use of the TL?


Learning Activities

The learning activities for this unit include readings, and videos, followed by an assessment. You may wish to copy down the learning objectives for the unit and take notes as you proceed throught the activities. At the conclusion of each activity, simply click on the back arrow at the browser to return to the unit page until you have completed all activities.


Videos


Annenberg Learner: Teaching Foreign Languages K-12 (Overview and 5 Cs)

http://www.learner.org/vod/vod_window.html?pid=2001


Readings


Teacher Talk

File:Teacher English.doc


Foreign Language Teaching Tip: Staying in the Target Language

http://www.educationworld.com/a_curr/foreign-language-immersion-teaching-tips.shtml


Center for Applied Linguistics: Promoting a Language Society: What You Can Do

http://www.cal.org/resources/digest/0001promoting.html


Encouraging Reluctant ESL/EFL Learners to Speak in the Classroom

http://iteslj.org/Techniques/Hue-ReluctantSpeakers.html


Encouraging Autonony With an Online Language Support System (Study: English class at Thai University)

Read carefully through Literature Review, Discussion and Conclusion.

http://callej.org/journal/11-2/darasawang_reinders.html


Classroom Technologyfor ESL/ELL/Foreign Language Students (**Not required: supplemental information/ideas)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5CWbxyd0Bw


Assessment


  1. Define Teacher Talk
  2. Explain the role teacher talk plays in maximizing use of the TL in language classrooms.
  3. What are the implications for students and teachers in maximizing use of the TL in language classrooms; List two (2) each for

students and teachers.



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